Amber Friedman | Biography
Amber Friedman is an award-winning artist, who lives with her family in Powell River, BC following a lifetime of travel and creativity, beginning with her first camera at five years old. She taught herself how to sew and dye fabric at 10 years old, using up all her mothers white sheets to do so. Currently, Friedman is exploring batik painting using natural dyes.
Friedman attended the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, studying textiles from WhiteFeather, Harriet Taylor and Janice Wright Cheney. During the four-year program, Friedman also participated in multiple group exhibitions, co-created emerging art boutiques and taught arts-based workshops alongside recognized artists in the community. While living on the west coast she has studied printing with natural dyes at Maiwa in Vancouver, BC. She is currently the Vice-President of the Malaspina Arts Society. Her clothes and fashion accessories are for sale in BC, NB, Ontario and online. Friedman’s upcoming events include artwork in an exhibit at the University of Vancouver Island in February 2016, as well as teaching various fabric based workshops in Powell River, BC.